• UN Climate Change Dialogue

    The Chamber is an accredited observer to the UNFCCC and has been a strong and constructive presence in the Business and Industry Non-Governmental Organization observer group. GEI supports continued U.S. participation in the Paris agreement discussions, in addition to sustained global cooperation to tackle climate change.

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  • Blog
    June 3, 2017

    Setting the Record Straight on the NERA Report

    Summary Over the last few days, there has been a lot of attention given to a report that the Energy Institute co-sponsored that examined the costs of meeting the Obama Administration’s Paris pledge. The report by NERA Economic Consulting, Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Regulations on the Industrial
  • Blog
    May 31, 2017

    Mind the Gap: Last Time Around

    On May 2, 2017, we posted what we expected would be our final look at the Obama Administration’s Paris Agreement “gap”—the difference between President Obama’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal for 2025 and estimates of what the policies his administration put in place would deliver. We
  • Blog
    May 9, 2017

    WRI Also Swings . . . and Also Misses

    See Also: Setting the Record Straight on the NERA Report A few months ago, the Energy Institute partnered with the American Council for Capital Formation to work with NERA Economic Consulting on a report that explores several potential scenarios under which the United States could meet the Obama
  • Blog
    May 3, 2017

    Deconflicting the UNFCCC? Not on our watch.

    A group calling itself Corporate Accountability International is waging a campaign to evict observers like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Their sin? Looking out for their members. CAI is out with a hit piece taking to task the Chamber, National
  • Blog
    April 4, 2017

    NRDC Swings . . . and Misses

    See Also: Setting the Record Straight on the NERA Report The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently published a critique of a recent report prepared by NERA Economic Consulting that the Energy Institute cosponsored along with American Council for Capital Formation. The report, Impacts of
  • Press Release
    March 16, 2017

    New Report Examines Costs to U.S. Industrial Sector of Obama’s Paris Pledge

    JUNE 2017 Update: Setting the Record Straight on the NERA Report WASHINGTON, DC – Meeting the commitments President Obama made as part of the Paris climate accord could cost the U.S. economy $3 trillion and 6.5 million industrial sector jobs by 2040, according to a comprehensive new study prepared
  • Reports
    January 17, 2017

    The Costs of Achieving the Obama Administration’s GHG Emissions Goals

    The Obama Administration made an international pledge to reduce U.S. net greenhouse gas emissions 26% to 28% below their 2005 level by 2025. It also endorsed an eventual goal of an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050.L

    The administration has argued accomplishing these goals will be good for the economy and create millions of good paying middle class jobs. If this all sounds too go to be true, that is because it is. And the evidence comes from the unlikeliest of sources . . . the Obama Administration.